John Sellars put up a new website dedicated to the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series. It offers good summaries of the authors and their works. In the past, these authors were often viewed as second-rate philosophers who lacked creativity and insight of their own (and so spent their time commenting on the “real philosophers” such as Aristotle and Plato). However, thanks to the work of those such as Richard Sorabji (see his Sourcebooks on the Commentators) and others, these writers are starting to be taken seriously in their own right. Not only as as transmitters of Aristotle or Plato, but as those who helped shape how Aristotle and Plato (even the Stoics) were understood in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.


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